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5 Reasons to Think Long and Hard About a Short Wedding Dress

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Famous Wedding Dresses, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

5 Reasons to Think Long and Hard About a Short Wedding Dress

The poofy, floor length white wedding gown with a train for miles is what little girls imagine getting married in from the time they start playing pretend. Thanks, Disney (okay.. while you’re thinking about it, take this Buzzfeed quiz. You know you want to!). Luckily the traditional wedding gown we all have an image of in our heads isn’t the only option. Have you ever considered wearing a short wedding dress? Consider these 5 reasons to think about choosing a short wedding dress and maybe you’ll be rocking a midi gown on the aisle...

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Grease marks, rusty buttons, and mold– Oh my!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Grease marks, rusty buttons, and mold– Oh my!

    The experts at Heritage Garment Preservation are not the kind of people to shudder at an old, stained dress. But when Erica’s gown arrived in the condition it was in, it was enough for them to raise their eyebrows at least– it wasn’t the typical mild case of a deodorant-stained wedding dress.     An already antique gown, this dress had lived its life many times over before Erica chose it as her “perfect dress.” From the beautiful beadwork on the waistband to the unique long-sleeves with...

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Lindsey’s Wedding Dress Story: A Piece of the Past

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Lindsey’s Wedding Dress Story: A Piece of the Past

by Lindsey Rideout, formerly Lindsey Dunn     Davis Rideout and I (Lindsey Dunn, now Lindsey Rideout) got married on June 20th in South Philadelphia. In lieu of a traditional bridal party we had our siblings stand up front with us during the service, our brothers as the groomsmen and his sister as my bridesmaid. It was the most special day of our lives.     I got my dress from Bijou Bridal in Ardmore, PA. It was designed by Stefan Jolie. It is a much larger dress than I ever pictured wearing, but it...

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Strapless Wedding Gowns Save $30

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Strapless Wedding Gowns Save $30

Is your wedding gown strapless or have thin spaghetti straps? If so, you’re in luck– during the month of August you can enjoy $30 off your wedding gown cleaning and/or preservation with coupon code “Strapless30off” on a strapless (or almost strapless) dress!   You can choose wedding gown cleaning, cleaning and preservation, or restoration of an aged, vintage wedding gown. Choose any of our services and save $30 on your cute strapless gown! How to Order and Use Wedding Gown Preservation Discount Get your quote for...

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Tips from the Brangelina Wedding: Bringing Your Family Together

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Famous Wedding Dresses, General, Newlywed Tips, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Tips from the Brangelina Wedding: Bringing Your Family Together

Almost one year ago, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, commonly referred to in the tabloids as “Brangelina,” held a marriage ceremony in the South of France– planned by their six kids. Walking their mother down the aisle, gathering flowers from the garden, writing their parents’ wedding vows, and even baking a cake were just a few of the responsibilities the children took on to bring the family together and make the Pitt-Jolie wedding day special. A Unique Twist on a Designer Gown: Angelina Jolie’s Wedding...

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Vintage Gown Becomes Valentine’s Surprise

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Vintage Gown Becomes Valentine’s Surprise

A flood of memories accompanies one look at a bride’s old wedding dress. For Christina, these memories were the key to a romantic Valentine’s Day surprise. We received a rush order to turn back the clock and restore Christina’s vintage gown to it’s former glory. When we received Christina’s vintage gown, we couldn’t help but fall in love with it just as Christina had done many years ago. Fortunately,  Christina’s satin gown had been well-cared for and was not accompanied by severe damage– but...

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Marie’s Wedding Dress Story: “The Dress of My Dreams”

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Marie’s Wedding Dress Story: “The Dress of My Dreams”

By Marie Phillips      My maiden name is Marie Christine Shrefler and my husband’s name is John Eric Byron Phillips (he goes by the nickname Jeb). We were married at Willow Springs Estates in Richland, PA on May 30th, 2015.      Shopping for the dress was very special. My husband and I live in Wisconsin and I flew to PA to shop with my mother, my sister-in-law who was my matron of honor, and my mother-in-law who drove up from NC. I purchased the gown at Bride’s Bouquet...

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Save $30 on Heritage Box Wedding Dress Preservation

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Save $30 on Heritage Box Wedding Dress Preservation

This month enjoy $30 off any Heritage Box™ preservation service with coupon code: BoxSave30 Our museum quality preservation box will protect your wedding dress better than most preservation boxes because it is made of solid acid-free and lignin-free archival board. Your dress will have the added protection or Archival Intercept™ which locks environmental pollutants onto the Intercept sheet to keep it away from your treasured dress.

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Delicate Vera Wang Wedding Dress Returns Stronger Than Ever

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, General, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Delicate Vera Wang Wedding Dress Returns Stronger Than Ever

When Laura slipped on her sleeveless Vera Wang, she just knew that her wedding day would be one to remember. What she didn’t know is that her wedding dress, as she remembered it when she slipped it on that happy morning, would not be the same after a long ceremony and hours of reception festivities. The day of the wedding is the happiest day of a bride’s life, but that day is not an easy one; navigating through large groups of people, decorations, and refreshments for several hours throughout wedding festivities can leave a wedding dress...

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Vintage Wedding Gown and Bolero Restored

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Vintage Wedding Gown and Bolero Restored

This beautiful vintage lace, cocktail length wedding dress and matching bolero came to us in a pretty sad state. Both pieces were severely yellow with a large oxidized stain on front of the skirt, and small oxidized stains elsewhere. This wedding dress has a zipper on the left side, with a scalloped neckline in the front and back. We gave this heirloom wedding dress some of our expert tender loving care. We cleaned it by hand and restored it’s original color with a chemical restoration bath. Both pieces responded beautifully and this...

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